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Ford (F - Get Report) will expand production capacity for next generation electric vehicles at a second North American plant in southeast Michigan as part of its previously announced $11 billion investment in global electric vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. 

The Dearborn, Michigan-based company will invest about $900 million of that total in its southeast Michigan operations with a target of creating 900 incremental direct new jobs through 2023. 

"We've taken a fresh look at the growth rates of electrified vehicles and know we need to protect additional production capacity given our accelerated plans for fully electric vehicles," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president og global operations. "This is good news for the future of southeast Michigan, delivering more good-paying manufacturing jobs."

The company also announced that it will build a new autonomous vehicle manufacturing facility in the area. Workers hired at the facility will start building Ford's first autonomous vehicles starting in 2021.

"As we ramp up AV production, this plan allows us to adjust our investment spending to accommodate the pace of growth of this exciting new technology," Hinrichs said. "This new plan combines our core strength in mass manufacturing with the agility and leanness we've shown with our modification centers for specialty manufacturing."

Ford's investment in domestic production facilities comes less than a week after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize General Motors (GM - Get Report)  and CEO Mary Barra for building production facilities overseas. 

Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done! 3.8% Unemployment!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors about the Lordstown Ohio plant. I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING. I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW Union — I don't care, I just want it open!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done! 3.8% Unemployment!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

Ford closed down nearly 2.2% on Wednesday to $8.51.